2023 Women's Six Nations Championship

The 2023 Women's Six Nations Championship, known as the TikTok Women's Six Nations for marketing purposes, was the 22nd series of the Women's Six Nations Championship, an annual women's rugby union competition between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. It began on 25 March and concluded on 29 April 2023.[1]

2023 Women's Six Nations Championship
Date25 March – 29 April 2023
Countries England
 France
 Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 Wales
Tournament statistics
Champions England (19th title)
Grand Slam England (17th title)
Triple Crown England (23rd title)
Matches played15
Tries scored122 (8.13 per match)
Top point scorer(s)England Marlie Packer (35)
Top try scorer(s)England Marlie Packer (7)
Player of the tournamentFrance Gabrielle Vernier
Official websiteOfficial website
2022 (Previous) (Next) 2024

England entered the tournament as defending champions, having completed a Grand Slam in 2022 and retained their title with a 38–33 victory over France in the final game.

Participants edit

Nation Stadiums Head coach Captain
Home stadium Capacity Location
  England Kingston Park[2] 10,200 Newcastle   Simon Middleton Sarah Hunter
Marlie Packer[a]
Franklin's Gardens 15,200 Northampton
Twickenham Stadium 82,000 London
  France Stade de la Rabine[4] 11,303 Vannes   Gaëlle Mignot
  David Ortiz[5]
Gaëlle Hermet
Stade des Alpes 20,068 Grenoble
  Ireland Musgrave Park 8,008 Cork   Greg McWilliams Nichola Fryday
  Italy Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi 5,000 Parma   Giovanni Raineri[6] Manuela Furlan
  Scotland Edinburgh Rugby Stadium[7] 7,800 Edinburgh   Bryan Easson Rachel Malcolm
  Wales Cardiff Arms Park 12,125 Cardiff   Ioan Cunningham Hannah Jones

Squads edit

Table edit

Position Nation Matches Points Tries Bonus
points
Table
points
Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Diff For Against T BP L BP GS BP
1   England 5 5 0 0 271 48 +223 45 7 5 0 3 28
2   France 5 4 0 1 202 67 +135 32 10 4 1 0 21
3   Wales 5 3 0 2 118 135 –17 17 20 3 0 0 15
4   Scotland 5 2 0 3 94 178 –84 15 28 2 0 0 10
5   Italy 5 1 0 4 72 162 –90 10 26 0 0 0 4
6   Ireland 5 0 0 5 25 192 –167 3 31 0 0 0 0

Table ranking rules

  • Four points are awarded for a win.
  • Two points are awarded for a draw.
  • A bonus point is awarded to a team that scores four or more tries, or loses by seven points or fewer.
  • Three bonus points are awarded to a team that wins all five of their matches (a Grand Slam). This ensures that a Grand Slam winning team would top the table with at least 23 points, as another team could lose one match while winning two bonus points and win the other four matches while winning four bonus points for a maximum of 22 points.
  • Tiebreakers
    • If two or more teams are tied on table points, the team with the better points difference (points scored against points conceded) is ranked higher.
    • If the above tiebreaker fails to separate tied teams, the team that scores the higher number of total tries (including penalty tries) in their matches is ranked higher.
    • If two or more teams remain tied after applying the above tiebreakers then those teams will be placed at equal rank; if the tournament has concluded and more than one team is placed first then the title will be shared between them.

Fixtures edit

Round 1 edit

25 March 2023
14:15 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) Wales  31–5  Ireland
Try: Callender 4' m
Bevan 13' c
Harries 23' c
H. Jones 33' c
Tuipulotu 46' m
Con: Bevan (3/5) 14', 24', 34'
ReportTry: Fryday 67' m
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 4,962
Referee: Amber McLachlan (Australia)
FB 15 Courtney Keight
RW 14 Lisa Neumann
OC 13 Hannah Jones (c)   60'
IC 12 Kerin Lake
LW 11 Carys Williams-Morris
FH 10 Elinor Snowsill
SH 9 Keira Bevan   60'
N8 8 Bethan Lewis   57'
OF 7 Alex Callender
BF 6 Georgia Evans
RL 5 Gwen Crabb   7'
LL 4 Abbie Fleming
TP 3 Sisilia Tuipulotu   60'
HK 2 Kelsey Jones   62'
LP 1 Gwenllian Pyrs
Replacements:
HK 16 Katharine Evans   62'
PR 17 Caryl Thomas
PR 18 Cerys Hale   60'
LK 19 Kate Williams   57'
N8 20 Sioned Harries   7'
SH 21 Ffion Lewis   60'
FH 22 Lleucu George
WG 23 Hannah Bluck   60'
Coach:
  Ioan Cunningham
 
FB 15 Méabh Deely   32'
RW 14 Aoife Doyle   48'
OC 13 Aoife Dalton
IC 12 Enya Breen
LW 11 Natasja Behan
FH 10 Nicole Cronin   64'
SH 9 Molly Scuffil-McCabe
N8 8 Brittany Hogan   57'
OF 7 Maeve Óg O'Leary   40'
BF 6 Dorothy Wall   57'
RL 5 Sam Monaghan   20' to 32'
LL 4 Nichola Fryday (c)
TP 3 Linda Djougang
HK 2 Neve Jones
LP 1 Sadhbh McGrath   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Deirbhile Nic a Bháird   44' to 54'   40'
PR 17 Niamh O'Dowd
PR 18 Christy Haney   57'
LK 19 Jo Brown   57'
FL 20 Grace Moore   57'
FL 21 Hannah O'Connor   20'   32'   64'
SH 22 Dannah O'Brien   48'
FB 23 Vicky A. Irwin   32'
Coach:
  Greg McWilliams

Player of the Match:
Sisilia Tuipulotu (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Doriane Domenjo (France)
Maria Latos (Germany)
Television match official:
Ian Tempest (England)

Notes:


25 March 2023
16:45 GMT (UTC+0)
(1 BP) England  58–7  Scotland
Try: MacDonald (2) 9' c, 24' m
Cokayne (2) 18' m, 31' c
Heard 27' c
P. Cleall 42' m
Kabeya 50' c
M. Packer (3) 58' m, 63' m, 67' m
Con: Reed (1/1) 9'
Tuima (3/9) 28', 32', 51'
ReportTry: Rollie 75' c
Con: Nelson (1/1) 77' c
Kingston Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 10,053
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
FB 15 Abigail Dow   62'
RW 14 Jessica Breach
OC 13 Lagi Tuima
IC 12 Amber Reed   19'
LW 11 Claudia MacDonald
FH 10 Holly Aitchison
SH 9 Lucy Packer   62'
N8 8 Sarah Hunter (cc)   59'
OF 7 Marlie Packer (cc)
BF 6 Sadia Kabeya
RL 5 Poppy Cleall   65'
LL 4 Zoe Aldcroft   62'
TP 3 Sarah Bern   53'
HK 2 Amy Cokayne   53'
LP 1 Mackenzie Carson   53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lark Davies   53'
PR 17 Liz Crake   53'
PR 18 Kelsey Clifford   53'
LK 19 Catherine O'Donnell   59'
FL 20 Sarah Beckett   62'
SH 21 Ella Wyrwas   62'
CE 22 Tatyana Heard   19'
FB 23 Emma Sing   62'
Coach:
  Simon Middleton
 
FB 15 Chloe Rollie
RW 14 Coreen Grant   52'
OC 13 Emma Orr
IC 12 Meryl Smith   63'
LW 11 Francesca McGhie
FH 10 Helen Nelson
SH 9 Caity Mattinson   53'
N8 8 Evie Gallagher
OF 7 Rachel McLachlan
BF 6 Rachel Malcolm (c)   64'
RL 5 Louise McMillan
LL 4 Lyndsay O'Donnell   72'
TP 3 Christine Belisle   52'
HK 2 Lana Skeldon   53'
LP 1 Leah Bartlett   67'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jodie Rettie   53'
PR 17 Anne Young   67'
PR 18 Elliann Clarke   52'
LK 19 Eva Donaldson   72'
FL 20 Eilidh Sinclair   64'
SH 21 Mairi McDonald   53'
FH 22 Beth Blacklock   63'
WG 23 Liz Musgrove   52'
Coach:
  Bryan Easson

Player of the Match:
Marlie Packer (England)

Assistant referees:
Precious Pazani (Zimbabwe)
Adele Roberts (Belgium)
Television match official:
Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Notes:

  • Kelsey Clifford, Liz Crake and Ella Wyrwas (all England), and Francesca McGhie and Beth Blacklock (both Scotland) made their international debuts.[9][10][11]
  • Mackenzie Carson made her debut for England, having previously earned three caps for Canada.[12]
  • This was the 141st and final test match for Sarah Hunter (England) who announced her retirement in the week before kick-off.[13]
  • By playing against England, Caity Mattinson became the first woman to play both for and against England and Scotland in an Anglo-Scottish match.
  • No replacement was issued for Poppy Cleall when she came off in the 65th minute.
  • This was England 20th consecutive Women's Six Nations win, surpassing the records of 19 wins they made between 2005 and 2009, and 2009 and 2013.

26 March 2023
16:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Italy  12–22  France
Try: Franco 22' c
D'Incà 48' m
Con: Sillari (1/2) 24'
ReportTry: Vernier 25' m
Arbez 34' c
Boujard 75' c
Con: Bourdon (1/2) 35'
Trémoulière (1/1) 76'
Pen: Bourdon (1/2) 8'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma
Referee: Maggie Cogger-Orr (New Zealand)
FB 15 Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi
RW 14 Aura Muzzo   25' to 33'
OC 13 Michela Sillari
IC 12 Beatrice Rigoni
LW 11 Alyssa D'Incà
FH 10 Veronica Madia
SH 9 Sofia Stefan   52'
N8 8 Elisa Giordano (c)
OF 7 Giada Franco   66'
BF 6 Francesca Sgorbini
RL 5 Giordana Duca
LL 4 Valeria Fedrighi   50'
TP 3 Lucia Gai   57'
HK 2 Vittoria Vecchini
LP 1 Silvia Turani   32'
Replacements:
HK 16 Emanuela Stecca
PR 17 Gaia Maris   32'
PR 18 Sara Seye   57'
LK 19 Sara Tounesi   50'
FL 20 Isabella Locatelli   66'
SH 21 Sara Barratin   25'   33'   52'
CE 22 Emma Stevanini
FB 23 Beatrice Capomaggi
Coach:
  Giovanni Raineri
 
FB 15 Émilie Boulard
RW 14 Cyrielle Banet
OC 13 Marine Ménager   70'
IC 12 Gabrielle Vernier
LW 11 Caroline Boujard   28' to 38'
FH 10 Carla Arbez   57'
SH 9 Pauline Bourdon   77'
N8 8 Charlotte Escudero
OF 7 Émeline Gros   67'
BF 6 Axelle Berthoumieu   51'
RL 5 Audrey Forlani (c)
LL 4 Manae Feleu
TP 3 Assia Khalfaoui   61'
HK 2 Agathe Sochat   77'
LP 1 Annaëlle Deshayes   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Célia Domain   77'
PR 17 Coco Lindelauf   61'
PR 18 Rose Bernadou   61'
LK 19 Maëlle Picut   67'
FL 20 Gaëlle Hermet   51'
SH 21 Alexandra Chambon   77'
FH 22 Jessy Trémoulière   57'
CE 23 Marie Dupouy   70'
Coach:
  Gaëlle Mignot
  David Ortiz

Player of the Match:
Gabrielle Vernier (France)

Assistant referees:
Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
Katherine Ritchie (England)
Television match official:
Olly Hodges (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 2 edit

1 April 2023
15:15 IST (UTC+1)
Ireland  3–53  France (1 BP)
Pen: O'Brien (1/1) 22'ReportTry: Forlani 9' m
Boujard 13' m
Bourdon (2) 27' c, 32' m
Vernier (2) 35' m, 71' c
Sochat 55' c
Banet 59' m
Escudero 75' c
Con: Bourgeois (2/5) 29', 56'
Trémoulière (2/2) 72', 76'
Musgrave Park, Cork
Attendance: 5,214
Referee: Hollie Davidson (Scotland)
FB 15 Méabh Deely   70' to 80 +1'
RW 14 Aoife Doyle   73'
OC 13 Aoife Dalton
IC 12 Vicky A. Irwin   51'
LW 11 Natasja Behan
FH 10 Dannah O'Brien
SH 9 Molly Scuffil-McCabe   51'
N8 8 Deirbhile Nic a Bháird
OF 7 Grace Moore   57'
BF 6 Dorothy Wall
RL 5 Sam Monaghan
LL 4 Nichola Fryday (c)   73'
TP 3 Christy Haney   57'
HK 2 Neve Jones   76'
LP 1 Linda Djougang   73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Clara Nielson   76'
PR 17 Sadhbh McGrath   57'
PR 18 Kathryn Buggy   73'
LK 19 Hannah O'Connor   73'
N8 20 Brittany Hogan   57'
SH 21 Emma Swords   51'
CE 22 Anna McGann   51'
WG 23 Lauren Delaney   73'
Coach:
  Greg McWilliams
 
FB 15 Morgane Bourgeois
RW 14 Cyrielle Banet
OC 13 Marine Ménager   60'
IC 12 Gabrielle Vernier
LW 11 Caroline Boujard
FH 10 Carla Arbez   51'
SH 9 Pauline Bourdon   58'
N8 8 Charlotte Escudero
OF 7 Émeline Gros   51'
BF 6 Axelle Berthoumieu   25'
RL 5 Audrey Forlani (c)   67'
LL 4 Manae Feleu
TP 3 Clara Joyeux   57'
HK 2 Agathe Sochat   64'
LP 1 Annaëlle Deshayes   21'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elisa Riffonneau   64'
PR 17 Coco Lindelauf   25'
PR 18 Assia Khalfaoui   57'
LK 19 Maëlle Picut   67'
FL 20 Gaëlle Hermet   51'
SH 21 Alexandra Chambon   58'
FH 22 Jessy Trémoulière   51'
FB 23 Marie Dupouy   60'
Coach:
  Gaëlle Mignot
  David Ortiz

Player of the Match:
Pauline Bourdon (France)

Assistant referees:
Sara Cox (England)
Maria Heitor (Portugal)
Television match official:
Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:


1 April 2023
17:30 BST (UTC+1)
Scotland  22–34  Wales
Try: Skeldon 34' c
Grant 48' c
Rollie 66' m
Con: Nelson (2/3) 35', 49'
Pen: Nelson (1/1) 28'
ReportTry: Tuipulotu (2) 3' m, 52' m
Pyrs (2) 29' c, 42' c
F. Lewis 79' c
Con: Bevan (2/4) 30', 44'
Snowsill (1/1) 80'
Pen: Snowsill (1/1) 74'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 3,031
Referee: Maggie Cogger-Orr (New Zealand)
FB 15 Chloe Rollie
RW 14 Coreen Grant   67'
OC 13 Emma Orr
IC 12 Meryl Smith   74'
LW 11 Francesca McGhie
FH 10 Helen Nelson
SH 9 Caity Mattinson   57'
N8 8 Evie Gallagher
OF 7 Rachel McLachlan   1' to 13'   30'
BF 6 Rachel Malcolm (c)
RL 5 Louise McMillan
LL 4 Lyndsay O'Donnell   67'
TP 3 Christine Belisle   57'
HK 2 Lana Skeldon   80'
LP 1 Leah Bartlett   69'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jodie Rettie   80'
PR 17 Anne Young   69'
PR 18 Elliann Clarke   57'
LK 19 Eva Donaldson   67'
N8 20 Eilidh Sinclair   1'   13'   30'
SH 21 Mairi McDonald   57'
FH 22 Beth Blacklock   74'
WG 23 Liz Musgrove   67'
Coach:
  Bryan Easson
 
FB 15 Courtney Keight
RW 14 Lisa Neumann   80'
OC 13 Hannah Jones (c)
IC 12 Kerin Lake   40' to 50'
LW 11 Carys Williams-Morris
FH 10 Elinor Snowsill   80'
SH 9 Keira Bevan   61'
N8 8 Sioned Harries   64'
OF 7 Alex Callender
BF 6 Bethan Lewis
RL 5 Georgia Evans
LL 4 Abbie Fleming   67'
TP 3 Sisilia Tuipulotu   80'
HK 2 Kelsey Jones   80'
LP 1 Gwenllian Pyrs   80'
Replacements:
HK 16 Carys Phillips   80'
PR 17 Cara Hope   80'
PR 18 Cerys Hale   80'
LK 19 Natalia John   67'
N8 20 Kate Williams   64'
SH 21 Ffion Lewis   61'
FH 22 Robyn Wilkins   80'
CE 23 Hannah Bluck   80'
Coach:
  Ioan Cunningham

Player of the Match:
Sisilia Tuipulotu (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Mario Pacifico (Italy)
Television match official:
Leo Colgan (Ireland)

Notes:


2 April 2023
15:00 BST (UTC+1)
(1 BP) England  68–5  Italy
Try: Breach (3) 3' c, 39' m, 64' m
Dow (4) 9' m, 53' c, 56' m, 72' m
MacDonald (2) 17' m, 33' m
Heard 46' c
M. Packer (2) 68' c, 78' m
Con: Aitchison (1/5) 4'
Tuima (1/1) 47'
Sing (2/6) 54', 70'
ReportTry: Tounesi 4' m
Franklin's Gardens, Northampton
Attendance: 12,947
Referee: Kat Roche (United States)
FB 15 Abigail Dow
RW 14 Jessica Breach
OC 13 Lagi Tuima
IC 12 Tatyana Heard   66'
LW 11 Claudia MacDonald   49'
FH 10 Holly Aitchison
SH 9 Lucy Packer   62'
N8 8 Zoe Aldcroft
OF 7 Marlie Packer (c)
BF 6 Sadia Kabeya   62'
RL 5 Delaney Burns
LL 4 Catherine O'Donnell   62'
TP 3 Sarah Bern   65'
HK 2 Amy Cokayne   62'
LP 1 Mackenzie Carson   65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lark Davies   62'
PR 17 Liz Crake   65'
PR 18 Kelsey Clifford   65'
FL 19 Sarah Beckett   62'
LK 20 Emily Robinson   62'
SH 21 Ella Wyrwas   62'
CE 22 Sarah McKenna   66'
FB 23 Emma Sing   49'
Coach:
  Simon Middleton
 
FB 15 Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi
RW 14 Aura Muzzo
OC 13 Michela Sillari
IC 12 Beatrice Rigoni   26' to 34'   62'
LW 11 Sofia Stefan
FH 10 Veronica Madia   47'
SH 9 Sara Barattin   58'
N8 8 Elisa Giordano (c)   67'
OF 7 Giada Franco
BF 6 Francesca Sgorbini
RL 5 Giordana Duca   54'
LL 4 Sara Tounesi
TP 3 Lucia Gai   54'
HK 2 Vittoria Vecchini
LP 1 Gai Maris
Replacements:
HK 16 Emanuela Stecca   67'
PR 17 Alice Cassaghi
PR 18 Sara Seye   54'
LK 19 Valeria Fedrighi   54'
FL 20 Isabella Locatelli   67'
SH 21 Emma Stevanin   47'
CE 22 Jessica Busato   62'   67'
FB 23 Beatrice Capomaggi   26'   34'   58'
Coach:
  Giovanni Raineri

Player of the Match:
Sarah Bern (England)

Assistant referees:
Doirane Domenjo (France)
Mary Pringle (Scotland)
Television match official:
Andrew McMenemy (Scotland)

Notes:

Round 3 edit

15 April 2023
14:15 BST (UTC+1)
Wales  3–59  England (1 BP)
Pen: Bevan (1/1) 14'ReportTry: L. Packer 27' c
Heard 36' m
Dow 40' +1 c
Aitchison 46' m
Breach 51' c
Kildunne 55' c
Muir 60' c
Botterman 64' c
Beckett 74' c
Con: Sing (3/5) 28', 40' +2, 51'
Tuima (4/4) 56', 61', 65', 75'
Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
Attendance: 8,862
Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
FB 15 Courtney Keight
RW 14 Lisa Neumann
OC 13 Hannah Jones (c)
IC 12 Hannah Bluck   57'
LW 11 Lowri Norkett
FH 10 Elinor Snowsill
SH 9 Keira Bevan   54'
N8 8 Sioned Harries   54'
OF 7 Alex Callender
BF 6 Bethan Lewis
RL 5 Georgia Evans
LL 4 Abbie Fleming   47'
TP 3 Sisilia Tuipulotu   54'
HK 2 Kelsey Jones   54'
LP 1 Gwenllian Pyrs   65'
Replacements:
HK 16 Carys Phillips   54'
PR 17 Cara Hope   65'
PR 18 Cerys Hale   54'
LK 19 Natalia John   47'   70'
FL 20 Kate Williams   59' to 69'   54'
FL 21 Bryonie King   70'
SH 22 Ffion Lewis   54'
FH 23 Robyn Wilkins   57'
Coach:
  Ioan Cunningham
 
FB 15 Emma Sing   54'
RW 14 Jessica Breach
OC 13 Lagi Tuima
IC 12 Tatyana Heard   62'
LW 11 Abigail Dow
FH 10 Holly Aitchison
SH 9 Lucy Packer   54'
N8 8 Alex Matthews   40'
OF 7 Marlie Packer (c)   66' to 77'
BF 6 Sadia Kabeya
RL 5 Catherine O'Donnell   13'
LL 4 Zoe Aldcroft
TP 3 Sarah Bern   59'
HK 2 Lark Davies   57'
LP 1 Mackenzie Carson   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 May Campbell   66' to 77'   57'
PR 17 Hannah Botterman   52'
PR 18 Maud Muir   59'
LK 19 Delaney Burns   40'
FL 20 Sarah Beckett   13'
SH 21 Ella Wyrwas   54'
CE 22 Sarah McKenna   62'
FB 23 Ellie Kildunne   54'
Coach:
  Simon Middleton

Player of the Match:
Tatyana Heard (England)

Assistant referees:
Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Maria Pacifico (Italy)
Television match official:
Olly Hodges (Ireland) Notes:


15 April 2023
16:45 CEST (UTC+2)
Italy  24–7  Ireland
Try: Stefan 29' c
D'Incà (2) 42' c, 78' c
Con: Sillari (3/3) 30', 43', 79'
Pen: Sillari (1/1) 64'
ReportTry: Penalty try 68'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma
Referee: Aurélie Groizeleau (France)
FB 15 Beatrice Capomaggi   69'
RW 14 Aura Muzzo
OC 13 Michela Sillari
IC 12 Beatrice Rigoni
LW 11 Alyssa D'Incà
FH 10 Veronica Madia   64'
SH 9 Sofia Stefan (c)
N8 8 Giada Franco
OF 7 Isabella Locatelli   71'
BF 6 Francesca Sgorbini   57'
RL 5 Giordana Duca
LL 4 Sara Tounesi   80'
TP 3 Lucia Gai   68'
HK 2 Vittoria Vecchini
LP 1 Gaia Maris   80'
Replacements:
HK 16 Emanuela Stecca   80'
PR 17 Alice Cassaghi
PR 18 Sara Seye   68'
LK 19 Valeria Fedrighi   57'
FL 20 Laura Gurioli   80'
FL 21 Alissa Ranuccini   71'
SH 22 Sara Barattin   69'
WG 23 Emma Stevanin   64'
Coach:
  Giovanni Raineri
 
FB 15 Lauren Delany
RW 14 Aoife Doyle
OC 13 Aoife Dalton   77'
IC 12 Anna McGann
LW 11 Natasja Behan   62'
FH 10 Dannah O'Brien
SH 9 Ailsa Hughes   57'
N8 8 Deirbhile Nic a Bháird
OF 7 Grace Moore   66'
BF 6 Dorothy Wall   59'
RL 5 Sam Monaghan
LL 4 Nichola Fryday (c)
TP 3 Christy Haney   53'
HK 2 Neve Jones   71'
LP 1 Linda Djougang   80'
Replacements:
HK 16 Clara Nielson   71'
PR 17 Sadhbh McGrath   80'
PR 18 Kathryn Buggy   53'
LK 19 Hannah O'Connor   66'
FL 20 Brittany Hogan   60'
SH 21 Molly Scuffil-McCabe   57'
CE 22 Vicky A. Irwin   77'
WG 23 Méabh Deely   62'
Coach:
  Greg McWilliams

Player of the Match:
Alyssa D'Incà (Italy)

Assistant referees:
Maria Latos (German)
Mary Pringle (Scotland)
Television match official:
Ian Tempest (England)


16 April 2023
15:15 CEST (UTC+2)
(1 BP) France  55–0  Scotland
Try: Bourdon 12' m
Llorens 23' m
Boulard (3) 37' c, 45' m, 56' c
Hermet 50' c
Vernier 54' c
R. Ménager 62' m
Filopon 73' m
Con: Trémoulière (4/8) 38', 51', 55', 57'
Arbez (1/1) 74'
Report
Stade de la Rabine, Vannes
Attendance: 10,044[17]
Referee: Lauren Jenner (New Zealand)
FB 15 Émilie Boulard
RW 14 Caroline Boujard   63'
OC 13 Marine Ménager
IC 12 Gabrielle Vernier
LW 11 Mélissande Llorens
FH 10 Jessy Trémoulière   63'
SH 9 Pauline Bourdon   56'
N8 8 Charlotte Escudero
OF 7 Gaëlle Hermet
BF 6 Axelle Berthoumieu   66'
RL 5 Audrey Forlani (c)   52'
LL 4 Maëlle Picut
TP 3 Assia Khalfaoui   56'
HK 2 Agathe Sochat   66'
LP 1 Yllana Brosseau   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elisa Riffonneau   66'
PR 17 Ambre Mwayembe   58'
PR 18 Rose Bernadou   56'
N8 19 Romane Ménager   52'
LK 20 Julie Annery   66'
SH 21 Alexandra Chambon   56'
FH 22 Carla Arbez   63'
CE 23 Maëlle Filopon   63'
Coach:
  Gaëlle Mignot
  David Ortiz
 
FB 15 Chloe Rollie
RW 14 Liz Musgrove
OC 13 Emma Orr   77'
IC 12 Lisa Thomson
LW 11 Francesca McGhie   9'
FH 10 Helen Nelson   67'
SH 9 Caity Mattinson   58'
N8 8 Jade Konkel-Roberts   47'
OF 7 Evie Gallagher
BF 6 Rachel Malcolm (c)
RL 5 Louise McMillan
LL 4 Lyndsay O'Donnell   56'
TP 3 Christine Belisle   58'
HK 2 Lana Skeldon   64'
LP 1 Leah Bartlett   75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jodie Rettie   64'
PR 17 Anne Young   75'
PR 18 Elliann Clarke   58'
LK 19 Eva Donaldson   56'
FL 20 Rachel McLachlan   47'
SH 21 Mairi McDonald   58'
CE 22 Meryl Smith   67'
WG 23 Coreen Grant   9'
Coach:
  Bryan Easson

Player of the Match:
Mélissande Llorens (France)

Assistant referees:
Clara Munarini (Italy)
Katherine Ritchie (England)
Television match official:
Leo Colgan (Ireland)

Notes:

  • No replacement was issued for Emma Orr when she came off in the 77th minute.

Round 4 edit

22 April 2023
14:15 IST (UTC+1)
Ireland  0–48  England (1 BP)
ReportTry: Beckett 2' c
Heard 16' m
Kildunne 21' m
M. Packer 26' m
Talling 36' c
Reed 71' c
Matthews (2) 78' c, 80' +3 c
Con: Tuima (1/5) 37'
Rowland (3/3) 72', 78', 80' +3
Musgrave Park, Cork
Referee: Lauren Jenner (New Zealand)
FB 15 Lauren Delany
RW 14 Aoife Doyle
OC 13 Aoife Dalton   54'
IC 12 Vicky A. Irwin   35' to 40'
LW 11 Natasja Behan   67'
FH 10 Dannah O'Brien
SH 9 Molly Scuffil-McCabe   65'
N8 8 Deirbhile Nic a Bháird
OF 7 Grace Moore   56'
BF 6 Brittany Hogan   67'
RL 5 Sam Monaghan
LL 4 Nichola Fryday (c)
TP 3 Christy Haney   78'
HK 2 Neve Jones   65'
LP 1 Linda Djougang   29'
Replacements:
HK 16 Clara Nielson   65'
PR 17 Sadhbh McGrath   78'
PR 18 Kathryn Buggy   29'
LK 19 Hannah O'Connor   67'
FL 20 Jo Brown   56'
SH 21 Aisla Hughes   65'
CE 22 Anna McGann   35'   40'   54'
FB 23 Méabh Deely   67'
Coach:
  Greg McWilliams
 
FB 15 Ellie Kildunne
RW 14 Abigail Dow
OC 13 Lagi Tuima   53'
IC 12 Tatyana Heard   53'
LW 11 Claudia MacDonald
FH 10 Holly Aitchison
SH 9 Natasha Hunt   65'
N8 8 Alex Matthews
OF 7 Marlie Packer (c)   35'
BF 6 Sadia Kabeya
RL 5 Sarah Beckett
LL 4 Zoe Aldcroft   53'
TP 3 Maud Muir   61'
HK 2 Connie Powell   61'
LP 1 Hannah Botterman   29'
Replacements:
HK 16 Lark Davies   61'
PR 17 Mackenzie Carson   29'
PR 18 Sarah Bern   61'
LK 19 Delaney Burns   53'
FL 20 Morwenna Talling   35'
SH 21 Lucy Packer   65'
CE 22 Amber Reed   53'
FB 23 Helena Rowland   53'
Coach:
  Simon Middleton

Player of the Match:
Sarah Beckett (England)

Assistant referees:
Beatrice Benvenuti (Italy)
Maria Pacifico (Italy)
Television match official:
Andre McMenemy (Scotland)

Notes:

  • By playing against England, Jo Brown became the first woman to play both for and against England and Ireland in an Anglo-Irish match.
  • Nicole Cronin was originally named on the bench for Ireland, but withdrew due to injury. She was replaced by Ailsa Hughes.
  • England secured their 23rd Triple Crown, having won it all times previously since 2016.

22 April 2023
16:45 BST (UTC+1)
(1 BP) Scotland  29–21  Italy
Try: McMillan 12' m
Skeldon (2) 36' m, 68' m
Bartlett (2) 47' c, 52' c
Con: Nelson (2/5) 48', 54'
ReportTry: Franco 30' c
Tounesi 58' c
Vecchini 61' c
Con: Sillari (3/3) 31', 59', 62'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh
Referee: Aurélie Groizeleau (France)
FB 15 Chloe Rollie
RW 14 Coreen Grant
OC 13 Lisa Thomson
IC 12 Meryl Smith
LW 11 Francesca McGhie
FH 10 Helen Nelson
SH 9 Mairi McDonald   60'
N8 8 Evie Gallagher
OF 7 Rachel McLachlan
BF 6 Rachel Malcolm (c)
RL 5 Louise McMillan
LL 4 Jade Konkel-Roberts   65'   77'
TP 3 Christine Belisle
HK 2 Lana Skeldon
LP 1 Leah Bartlett
Replacements:
HK 16 Jodie Rettie
PR 17 Anne Young
PR 18 Elliann Clarke
LK 19 Eva Donaldson   65'   77'
N8 20 Eilidh Sinclair
SH 21 Caity Mattinson   60'
FH 22 Beth Blacklock
WG 23 Liz Musgrove
Coach:
  Bryan Easson
 
FB 15 Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi
RW 14 Aura Muzzo   54'
OC 13 Michela Sillari   72'
IC 12 Beatrice Rigoni
LW 11 Alyssa D'Incà   70'
FH 10 Veronica Madia
SH 9 Sofia Stefan (c)
N8 8 Giada Franco
OF 7 Isabella Locatelli   62'
BF 6 Sara Tounesi
RL 5 Giordana Duca   35' to 45'
LL 4 Valeria Fedrighi   73'
TP 3 Lucia Gai   60'
HK 2 Vittoria Vecchini
LP 1 Gaia Maris
Replacements:
HK 16 Emanuela Stecca
PR 17 Alice Cassaghi   73'
PR 18 Sara Seye   65'   60'
LK 19 Laura Gurioli
FL 20 Alissa Ranuccini   62'
SH 21 Sara Barattin   54'
CE 22 Emma Stevanin   72'
WG 23 Francesca Granzotto   70'
Coach:
  Giovanni Raineri

Player of the Match:
Jade Konkel-Roberts (Scotland)

Assistant referees:
Joy Neville (Ireland)
Adele Roberts (Belgium)
Television match official:
Ian Tempest (England)

Notes:

  • Lisa Thomson (Scotland) earned her 50th test cap.
  • This was Scotland's first Women's Six Nations victory since defeating Wales 27–20 in 2021. It is also the first victory over Italy since defeating them 14–12 in the 2017 tournament.

23 April 2023
15:15 CEST (UTC+2)
(1 BP) France  39–14  Wales
Try: R. Ménager 1' c
Hermet 10' c
Llorens (2) 25' c, 40' +1 m
Escudero 44' m
Bernadou 78' m
Con: Trémoulière (3/6) 3', 11', 26'
Pen: Trémoulière (1/1) 6'
ReportTry: G. Evans 52' c
Pyrs 57' c
Con: Snowsill (2/2) 53', 58'
Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Attendance: 18,604
Referee: Clara Munarini (Italy)
FB 15 Émilie Boulard   61'
RW 14 Cyrielle Banet
OC 13 Marine Ménager   68'
IC 12 Gabrielle Vernier
LW 11 Mélissande Llorens
FH 10 Jessy Trémoulière
SH 9 Alexandra Chambon   75'
N8 8 Romane Ménager
OF 7 Gaëlle Hermet
BF 6 Charlotte Escudero   53'
RL 5 Audrey Forlani (c)   58'
LL 4 Maëlle Picut
TP 3 Assia Khalfaoui   53'
HK 2 Agathe Sochat   76'
LP 1 Yllana Brosseau   68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elisa Riffonneau   76'
PR 17 Ambre Mwayembe   68'
PR 18 Rose Bernadou   53'
LK 19 Manaé Feleu   58'
N8 20 Émeline Gros   53'
SH 21 Margaux Duces   76'
FH 22 Carla Arbez   61'
CE 23 Maëlle Filopon   68'
Coach:
  Gaëlle Mignot
  David Ortiz
 
FB 15 Courtney Keight
RW 14 Lisa Neumann
OC 13 Hannah Jones (c)
IC 12 Lleucu George
LW 11 Carys Williams-Morris   76'
FH 10 Elinor Snowsill   76'
SH 9 Ffion Lewis   56'
N8 8 Sioned Harries   15' to 25'   80'
OF 7 Kate Williams
BF 6 Bethan Lewis   56'
RL 5 Georgia Evans
LL 4 Abbie Fleming
TP 3 Cerys Hale   24' to 37'   56'
HK 2 Carys Phillips   56'
LP 1 Abbey Constable   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Kelsey Jones   56'
PR 17 Gwenllian Pyrs   56'
PR 18 Sisilia Tuipulotu   24'   37'   56'
LK 19 Bryonie King   80'
N8 20 Alex Callender   56'
SH 21 Keira Bevan   56'
FH 22 Robyn Wilkins   76'
FB 23 Niamh Terry   76'
Coach:
  Ioan Cunningham

Player of the Match:
Gaëlle Hermet (France)

Assistant referees:
Katherine Ritchie (England)
Mary Pringle (Scotland)
Television match official:
Matteo Liperini (Italy)

Notes:

  • Abbey Constable (Wales) made her international debut.
  • The attendance of 18,604 was a new Women's Six Nations record, surpassing the 15,683 spectators in attendance for the England v Ireland match the previous year.

Round 5 edit

29 April 2023
13:00 BST (UTC+1)
(1 BP) England  38–33  France (2 BP)
Try: Dow 17' m
M. Packer 26' c
Matthews 32' c
Penalty try 36'
Aldcroft 40' +2 c
Davies 60' m
Con: Rowland (3/5) 26', 33', 40' +3
ReportTry: Boulard 49' c
Vernier 56' c
Escudero 66' c
Gros 76' m
Banet 80' c
Con: Trémoulière (3/4) 50', 57', 67'
Arbez (1/1) 80' +1
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 58,498
Referee: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa)
FB 15 Ellie Kildunne
RW 14 Abigail Dow
OC 13 Helena Rowland
IC 12 Tatyana Heard   67'
LW 11 Claudia MacDonald   50'
FH 10 Holly Aitchison
SH 9 Lucy Packer   77'
N8 8 Alex Matthews
OF 7 Marlie Packer (c)
BF 6 Sadia Kabeya   75'
RL 5 Sarah Beckett   57'
LL 4 Zoe Aldcroft
TP 3 Sarah Bern   67'
HK 2 Lark Davies   67'
LP 1 Hannah Botterman   50'
Replacements:
HK 16 Connie Powell   67'
PR 17 Mackenzie Carson   50'
PR 18 Maud Muir   67'
LK 19 Poppy Cleall   57'
FL 20 Morwenna Talling   75'
SH 21 Natasha Hunt   77'
FH 22 Amber Reed   67'
WG 23 Jessica Breach   50'
Coach:
  Simon Middleton
 
FB 15 Émilie Boulard   70'
RW 14 Cyrielle Banet
OC 13 Marine Ménager   72'
IC 12 Gabrielle Vernier
LW 11 Mélissande Llorens
FH 10 Jessy Trémoulière   32' to 40'
SH 9 Pauline Bourdon   70'
N8 8 Charlotte Escudero
OF 7 Gaëlle Hermet
BF 6 Axelle Berthoumieu   40'   47'   67'
RL 5 Audrey Forlani (c)   47'
LL 4 Manaé Feleu
TP 3 Rose Bernadou   36' to 47'   47'
HK 2 Agathe Sochat
LP 1 Yllana Brosseau   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elisa Riffonneau
PR 17 Ambre Mwayembe   61'
PR 18 Assia Khalfaoui   40'
FL 19 Romane Ménager   47'
N8 20 Émeline Gros   67'
SH 21 Alexandra Chambon   70'
FH 22 Carla Arbez   70'
CE 23 Maëlle Filopon   72'
Coach:
  Gaëlle Mignot
  David Ortiz

Player of the Match:
Sadia Kabeya (England)

Assistant referees:
Lauren Jenner (New Zealand)
Maria Heitor (Portugal)
Television match official:
Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Notes:

  • This was the 78th and final test match for Jessy Trémoulière (France) who announced her retirement before the beginning of the tournament.[18]
  • This was the 86th and final game for Simon Middleton as England head coach, who had been in charge since 2015.[18]
  • As a result of this match, England won their 19th Women's Six Nations title (their 5th in succession) and their 17th Grand Slam.
  • This was England's first standalone fixture to be played at Twickenham.[19]
  • The attendance of 58,498 set a new world record for the highest attendance at a women's rugby union match, surpassing the attendance of 42,579 at the World Cup final the previous year.[20]

29 April 2023
15:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Italy  10–36  Wales (1 BP)
Try: Madia 26' c
Con: Sillari (1/1) 27'
Pen: Sillari (1/1) 33'
ReportTry: B. Lewis 24' c
Tuipulotu 38' c
Harries 50' c
Callender 60' m
Lake 70' c
Con: Bevan (3/4) 25', 39', 51'
Snowsill 71'
Pen: Bevan (1/1) 7'
Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma
Attendance: 3,213
Referee: Joy Neville (Ireland)
FB 15 Vittoria Ostuni Minuzzi
RW 14 Aura Muzzo
OC 13 Michela Sillari   74'
IC 12 Beatrice Rigoni
LW 11 Alyssa D'Incà
FH 10 Veronica Madia   58'
SH 9 Sara Barattin (c)   50'
N8 8 Giada Franco   55'
OF 7 Isabella Locatelli
BF 6 Sara Tounesi
RL 5 Giordana Duca
LL 4 Valeria Fedrighi   78'
TP 3 Lucia Gai   55'
HK 2 Vittoria Vecchini
LP 1 Gaia Maris   55'
Replacements:
HK 16 Emanuela Stecca   55'
PR 17 Alice Cassaghi   55'
PR 18 Alessia Pilani
LK 19 Laura Gurioli   55'
FL 20 Alissa Ranuccini   78'
SH 21 Sofia Stefan   51'
CE 22 Emma Stevanin   58'
FB 23 Beatrice Capomaggi   74'
Coach:
  Giovanni Raineri
 
FB 15 Courtney Keight
RW 14 Lisa Neumann
OC 13 Hannah Jones (c)   77'
IC 12 Lleucu George   56'   77'
LW 11 Carys Williams-Morris   76'
FH 10 Elinor Snowsill
SH 9 Keira Bevan   65'
N8 8 Sioned Harries   56'
OF 7 Alex Callender
BF 6 Bethan Lewis
RL 5 Georgia Evans   76'
LL 4 Abbie Fleming
TP 3 Sisilia Tuipulotu   71'
HK 2 Kelsey Jones   62'
LP 1 Gwenllian Pyrs   71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Carys Phillips   62'
PR 17 Caryl Thomas   71'
PR 18 Cerys Hale   71'
LK 19 Bryonie King   76'
FL 20 Kate Williams   56'
SH 21 Ffion Lewis   65'
CE 22 Kerin Lake   56'
WG 23 Amelia Tutt   76'
Coach:
  Ioan Cunningham

Player of the Match:
Alex Callender (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Aurélie Groizeleau (France)
Mary Pringle (Scotland)
Television match official:
Ben Blain (Scotland)

Notes:

  • Amelia Tutt (Wales) made her international debut.
  • This was the final test match for Sara Barattin (Italy) and Caryl Thomas (Wales), respectively with 116 and 65 caps, who announced their retirements before the beginning of the tournament.

29 April 2023
19:30 BST (UTC+1)
(1 BP) Scotland  36–10  Ireland
Try: Smith 40' +1 m
Skeldon 48' m
Bartlett 57' m
McGhie 66' c
Malcolm 75' c
Rollie 80' +2 m
Con: Nelson (3/6) 59', 67', 76'
ReportTry: Fryday 54' c
Con: O'Brien (1/1) 55'
Pen: O'Brien (1/1) 6'
Edinburgh Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh
Attendance: 4,862
Referee: Sara Cox (England)
FB 15 Chloe Rollie
RW 14 Coreen Grant
OC 13 Emma Orr
IC 12 Meryl Smith   77'
LW 11 Francesca McGhie   77'
FH 10 Helen Nelson
SH 9 Mairi McDonald   57'
N8 8 Evie Gallagher
OF 7 Rachel McLachlan
BF 6 Rachel Malcolm (c)   72'
RL 5 Louise McMillan   72'
LL 4 Jade Konkel-Roberts
TP 3 Christine Belisle   77'
HK 2 Lana Skeldon   77'
LP 1 Leah Bartlett   77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jodie Rettie   77'
PR 17 Anne Young   77'
PR 18 Elliann Clarke   77'
LK 19 Eva Donaldson   72'
FL 20 Eilidh Sinclair   72'
SH 21 Caity Mattinson   57'
FH 22 Beth Blacklock   77'
WG 23 Liz Musgrove   77'
Coach:
  Bryan Easson
 
FB 15 Lauren Delany
RW 14 Aoife Doyle   70'
OC 13 Aoife Dalton
IC 12 Vicky A. Irwin   51'
LW 11 Natasja Behan
FH 10 Dannah O'Brien
SH 9 Molly Scuffil-McCabe   59'
N8 8 Deirbhile Nic a Bháird
OF 7 Grace Moore   16'
BF 6 Brittany Hogan   65'
RL 5 Sam Monaghan
LL 4 Nichola Fryday (c)
TP 3 Christy Haney   69'
HK 2 Neve Jones   77'
LP 1 Linda Djougang   77'
Replacements:
HK 16 Clara Nielson   77'
PR 17 Sadhbh McGrath   69'
PR 18 Kathryn Buggy   77'
LK 19 Hannah O'Connor   65'
FL 20 Dorothy Wall   16'
SH 21 Ailsa Hughes   59'
CE 22 Anna McGann   51'
FB 23 Méabh Deely   70'
Coach:
  Greg McWilliams

Player of the Match:
Meryl Smith (Scotland)

Assistant referees:
Clara Munarini
Katherine Ritchie (England)
Television match official:
Matteo Liperini (Italy)

Notes:

  • Ireland's defeat meant that they claimed the wooden spoon for the first time since 2004. As this was their fifth successive defeat and as the men had won the Grand Slam the same year, this was the first year in which one senior team for the same country won all five games and the other lost all five games.

Statistics edit

Broadcast edit

Country Broadcaster
  Australia Stan Sport
  United Kingdom BBC Sport
  France France TV
  Republic of Ireland
  Italy Sky Sport Italia

Notes edit

  1. ^ Sarah Hunter and Marlie Packer were named as England co-captains for the opening round of the tournament, before Packer became the sole team captain following Hunter's retirement from rugby.[3]

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